The Japanese spacecraft, Akatsuki orbiter captured a strange atmospheric phenomenon in Venus that appears to be a giant ripple across the surface of the planet.
Our moon may have been the product of multiple mini-moons merging after several objects crashed into Earth and dissolved into bits and pieces.
Researchers using Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimetre Array (ALMA) Observatory were able to observe the early stages in the formation of a new solar system.
Astronomers at University of Warwick in Coventry, England have detected evidence of the weather on a giant exoplanet outside our solar system. And not just any other weather; the scientists suspect that clouds on the exoplanet are made with corundum, a rock-forming mineral that forms sapphire and ruby.
Remnants from the formation of the Solar System, called cosmic dust, was collected from the first time in major cities in the world including Paris.
Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) have invented a groundbreaking optical chip for telescopes that will, for the first time, allow astronomers to get a good picture of alien planets outside the solar system despite the blinding brightness of the sun.
It was previously suspected that supernova had been the reason that the solar system was, noting that the supernova would have enough energy to disturb the gas clouds about 4.6 billion years ago. But until now, there was no concrete evidence to prove it.
Sungrazers are comets that pass close to the sun. However, scientists found that minority of these sungrazers possess properties of asteroids.
An advisor to President-Elect Donald Trump says the government may cut funds from NASA's climate change programs in order to initiate plans to go to the edge of the solar system and to the moon.
NASA and Russia have resumed their discussions about a potential joint mission to explore Venus in the late 2020s. The discussion has been put for two years now, but was postponed because of the sanctions imposed against Russia over Ukraine in 2014.
NASA's Stratospheric Observation for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will soon begin its 2017 observing campaign.
NASA and two institutions have renewed their search for Antarctic meteorites to learn more about the earliest building blocks of the solar system and Earth’s moon and neighboring planets.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will focus NASA’s efforts in exploring the farthest reaches of the solar system and visiting Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon.
Two of the world’s most powerful telescopes – the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope - will work together to showcase 3D images and movies of planets, comets, and other space objects for the first time.
A new study published in the journal Nature reveals that the mysterious tilt on the moon's orbit could be caused by an angled impact millions of years ago. The giant impact vaporized most of ancient Earth, and have resulted to the creation of the moon.